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Oenothera minima

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a miniature version of evening primrose.

Oenothera minima | Church Broughton, Derby, DE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
0.2 litres
£2.50

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Plant Finder: about the Oenothera genus

Common names

Evening primrose, Sun drops, Sun cups

Description

Oenothera genus (Evening primrose). This genus consists of about 120 species of annuals, biennials and perennials. They will produce short-lived flowers which are borne during the summer, with 4 delicate petals which can be yellow or sometimes pink, red or white.

Cultivation

They usually frost hardy and will grow best in a well-drained, sandy soil in an open, sunny situation, and they will tolerate dry conditions. You can propagate from seeds or by division in spring or autumn, or from softwood cuttings in late spring.

Interest and use

Grown for their profuse but short-lived flowers in summer. Suitable for coastal conditions. Oenothera biennis is used medicinally.

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  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.3m to 0.6m
  • Spread-0.3m to 0.45m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourYellow, white, pink

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